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#3320 TGF-β increase caspase activation and migration in typical bronchial carcinoids

Introduction: Typical bronchial carcinoids (TBC) are well-differentiated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) whose management can still be very challenging due to reduced sensitivity to therapy. Previous studies have reported TGF-β’s ability to activate mTOR pathway and induce epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Moreover, preliminary results show an overexpression of TGF-β signalling and caspase activation in TBC.

Conference: 18th Annual ENETS Concerence (2021)

Presenting Author: Gagliardi I

Authors: Borges de Souza P, Gagliardi I, Martelli M, Zatelli M,

Keywords: bronchial carcinoid, TGF-β signalling, mTOR, EMT,

#3048 Somatostatin Analogs or Active Surveillance in Sporadic Non-Functioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Introduction: Non-functioning (NF), sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) have usually an indolent behavior, but sometimes show an unpredictable aggressiveness. Surgery is the first-choice for localized tumors >2 cm. Unresectable or metastatic lesions expressing somatostatin receptors (SSTRs) are treated with Somatostatin analogs (SSAs). No evidence of SSAs efficacy exists in tumors ≤2 cm, for which active surveillance has been proposed.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author:

Authors: Schinzari G, Maiorano B, Rossi E, Bianchi A, Chiloiro S,

Keywords: pNET, non-functioning, sporadic, somatostatin analogs, surveillance,

#3047 Functional Consequence of β-Arrestin 1 Gene Knock-Out in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Cell Line BON-1

Introduction: An important limiting factor influencing treatment efficacy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with somatostatin analogs (SSA) is the availability of somatostatin receptors (SSTR) on NETs. While downregulation or altered pattern of SSTR expression are important considerations, receptor internalization/desensitization by β-arrestins may be a crucial contributing factor. Interestingly, our previous study showed a preferential higher expression of β-arrestin 1 (ARRB1), in gastroenteropancreatic NETS (GEP-NETs) compared to pituitary adenomas.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Iyer A

Authors: Iyer A, Vriens J, Dogan-Oruç F, van Koetsveld P, Hofland L,

Keywords: β-arrestin 1, CRISPR-Cas9, BON-1, knock-out, SSTR, SSA, Pan-NET,

#3013 Structurally-Optimized Peptide VMT-Alpha-NET Enhances the Efficacy of SSTR2-Targeted Alpha-Particle Therapy for Neuroendocrine Tumors

Introduction: 203Pb/212Pb is a promising theranostics pair for SSTR2-targeted alpha-particle therapy for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The development of SSTR2-targeted peptides that are optimized for the Pb isotopes has the potential to improve performance.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author:

Authors: Lee D, Li M, Baumhover N, Liu D, Sagastume E,

Keywords: prrt, VMT-alpha-NET, 203Pb/212Pb theranostics,

#3011 Added Prognostic Value of Molecular Imaging Biomarkers over Proliferation Index in Typical Lung Carcinoid: An FDG PET and SSTR Imaging Study

Introduction: Typical lung carcinoids(TCs)are rare tumors with good,although heterogeneous,prognosis.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Briganti V

Authors: Briganti V, Berti V, Abenavoli E, Linguanti F, Ciaccio A,

Keywords: typical lung carcinoid, FDG PET, SSTR imaging, MTV, TLG,

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The 19th Annual ENETS Conference in 2022 will provide the principal platform for NET researchers around the world to present their latest findings. ENETS will select the best abstracts submitted in both clinical and basic science and present these in sessions within the framework of its scientific programme.


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